Commonly used to refer to unresponsive computers. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will likely be closed.

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14.04 Freezes When Modifying Files

I'm having issues on my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that have only started happening very recently. Basically, it seems that anytime I perform any add, modify, move, copy, or delete a file on my ...
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Temporary freeze at login screen after suspend

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 8.1. On Ubuntu, when I wake up my system after a suspend, I'm taken to the login screen, as I'd expect. However, the system is consistently ...
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System freezes due to Intel videocard failure

I have a Dell XPS 15 running ubuntu 14.04 . At first all was fine, but for the past couple of months things are getting strange. Many times the laptop fails to suspend, or even freezes not allowing to ...
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X session locks up

I'm supporting a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After initial installation, we used tasksel to convert to Ubuntu GNOME. He has since encountered a perplexing issue where after opening a particular ...
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How can I troubleshoot my system freezing just before restart?

Kubuntu 14.04 on a new computer. GPU is R9 280x in case it's relevant. Sometimes (not every time) when I restart in order to switch to Windows, Kubuntu seems to hang. There's a black screen. I am ...
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New Asus laptop freezes every couple of minutes when on battery

This problem is different than : New asus with ubuntu keeps freezing and What should I do when Ubuntu freezes Actually i have 3 major problems I'll list according to importance : Couple of ...
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Android Virtual Device Manager “This window is not responding”

This issue is for Android Studio, Android Virtual Device manager and pretty much all my versions of Ubuntu. Ever since I installed Android Studio, the AVD always freezes when I try to close it. The ...
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What is causing this grub-install freezing issue on installation of 14.04.1 Server or Desktop?

I'm having a constant issue when trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. Every time, the installer freezes at "Running 'grub-install' dummy" where the loading bar is at 50%, where I then must hold ...
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GRUB freezes if external hard drive is connected. Can I simply make it invisible to GRUB?

GRUB seems to freeze whenever my 2 TB external hard drive (WD My Book) is connected. Connecting it while GRUB is loading does the same thing, but doing it afterwards or not at all will let my computer ...
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Ubuntu Hangs a lot even when 3 or 4 apps are working

I have a Samsung NP300E5C-A0CIN Laptop with 2 GB of ram, intel i3 processor. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 My laptop tends to hang a lot, especially while browsing the web both ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze Issue

So I have Ubuntu 14.04 Installed on my system with a few "tweaks", mainly ccsm. I also have google chromium browser installed as well. I do a lot of work in the browser and usually have 10+ tabs open ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system freezes frequently

I have Ubuntu 14.04, and a Sony VAIO VGN-CR120E. The entire system freezes very frequently. When it freezes, I can move the mouse, but cannot click on anything, and whatever shape (hyperlink ...
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14.04 Random Crashes (Freezes Up) [duplicate]

It started happening since I installed 14.04 a while back. The freeze begins with the program going unresponsive (greying out), and then the whole system freezes except for the mouse, the desktop is ...
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Application windows becomes unresponsive for some time in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Computer temporarily freezes on 97% evertime apt-get is run?

When I run apt-get on my computer it temporarily freezes for a few seconds sometimes ranging to a minute with the system completely unresponsive. Can anyone help me clarify the source of this problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS Freezes

I recently re-imaged my MacBook with Ubuntu 14.4 LTS (64bit), however I've encountered significant problems. The initial issue I had was that the dimensions of the screen were not set properly. I ...
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Random xubuntu 14.04 Xorg graphics freezes

I've got a fairly new Asus X550CC laptop with up to date xubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm using NVIDIA graphics drivers version 343.13. From day one I installed xubuntu on this machine I've been getting these ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Why Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly freezes sometimes?

Sometimes while surfing/reading a PDF/whatever Ubuntu completely freezes. I cannot control neither touchpad nor keyboard, so I use the combination Alt + Stamp + R + E + I + S + U + B to restart it. ...
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How do I troubleshoot non-working graphics?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a desktop computer. It has worked flawlessly for a few months, but since doing a standard apt-get update + upgrade and rebooting, I am no longer shown my desktop after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 freezes frequently (Intel G33 chipset graphic card)

I have a desktop pc with Intel® G33 x86/MMX/SSE2 graphic card. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday. It started to freeze frequently today, especially when I'm watching videos on Mozilla. I can't use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after login

I'm new to Ubuntu, and had some trouble installing desktop (installer kept freezing up). I was able to install using the Ubuntu Server installation package (64 bit), and added ubuntu-desktop and the ...
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New Trusty install freezes [duplicate]

New install I am dual booting Win7 and Trusty on an MSI GT783. It has an SSD and an HDD. Win7 is on the SSD but I think the BIOS is on the HDD. When I installed Trusty I did it from a USB iso and the ...
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Right after installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS it just don't work

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (desktop, 32 bits version), when the computer reboots Ubuntu ask me for the user and password configure. Right after entering this information, the PC freezes, ...
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Mouse and video freezes. Fixed by CTRL-ALT-F6 and then CTRL-ALT-F7

Every hour or so the mouse and video freezes. I do CTRL-ALT-F6 and then CTRL-ALT-F7 and then it works again. What is wrong? And how can I stop the mouse from freezing?
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Crash, followed by I/0 error

I'm looking for help diagnosing an issue I'm having with Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I'm a relative newbie to all this, so I'm not really sure where to start. Basically what happens is this: computer ...
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Citrix receiver freeze when is screen is locked

Whenever the screen is locked by the remote session (here Windows) within the citrix receiver (full screen) the local keyboard freezes. The mouse is still working properly, but the keyboard don't ...
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Printer installation stalled

I'm trying to install the drivers for my printer, I think I interrupted the installation first time round and now it just stalls and freezes up. Also when I restart the computer it starts now in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Screen Freezes Randomly NVidia

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N550JK laptop and have NVidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card. The problem is that screen keeps randomly freezing while performing everyday tasks. When the screen freezes ...
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Computer freezes when playing youtube video in Chrome

I have got a computer with fresh 14.04 installation. Whenever I open a Youtube video in Chrome it plays for a minute or so, and the the machine freezes. The only way out of it is a hard reset. I have ...
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Ubuntu Freezes while using terminal and firefox

Hi I am extremely new to programming. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.0 and it keeps freezing while I am using firefox and while using the terminal. I would really like for someone to give me some insight into ...
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Screenshooter hangs XFCE4

Several times over the last 48 hours I have had to reboot my way out of an XFCE4 hang where the mouse and keyboard cease responding in the GUI. A pattern has emerged whereby this happens just after I ...
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Chromium freezes after resuming from standby (Kubuntu 14.04)

Every time my laptop resumes from standby the Chromium browser becomes frozen. Graphically, it means that it leaves an unresponsive black square on the desktop. Sometimes, but not always it would ...
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Unexpected system freezes

The title is pretty self-explanatory: every once in a while, my system (14.04 x64) freezes: the mouse isn't moving, REISUB does nothing and all I can do is cut off the power supply. I guess this can ...
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Synaptic freezes at start

this is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, using Gnome Flashback Mode. Synaptic made problems from the beginning, directly after its installation. Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed in parallel, never ...
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14.04 only works through recovery though badly

since I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 I can't boot in any other mode than through recovery mode. If I don't, the mouse hardly works then freezes, same for keyboard. Still, after using the recovery mode ...
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Brightness change freezes Ubuntu with Noveau and Nvidia drivers [duplicate]

Both Nvidia and Noveau were working fine before my bios update and now they both crash when I change the brightness. Integrated still works fine with brightness and I've tried several Nvidia drivers ...
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computer freezes on password prompt after upgrading to 14.04

First, I should say that I am a total beginner. When answering, please do not take for granted that I understand even the most basic step. Yesterday, I was given the option to update to ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Edubuntu 12.04 freezes at login window

I upgraded my edubuntu distribution to 12.04 and when I got to the last step, which was to remove no longer needed packages, I skipped it and continued. My computer restarted as it should but once it ...
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Weird screen freeezes when trying to boot after installation

http://youtu.be/GtpqAzzL-XM I just installed Ubuntu on an old computer and whenever I boot it this happens. If someone could help that would be great. THanks!
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after it goes to sleep

Whenever I leave my laptop idle for more than an hour it freezes. The mouse pointer disappears. However the keyboard and the power button works. And because of that I am able to safely shutdown my ...
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Ubuntu freezes and never launched again

My problem is while i surfing on internet ubuntu freezes. I can't get any response. Even num-lock is not working. Then i press power button 5 sec and restart ubuntu. it doesn't launch. Screen stays in ...
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Installer freezes at Starting udev log

I'm trying to install (also tried to boot as LiveCD, to no avail, the very same thing happens) Ubuntu 14.04 on an old computer of mine (I'm not sure how old it is exactly, but may well be over 10 ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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Browser freezes frequently. Will it be a swap problem?

I am facing a problem with very slow browser apps, Wine games and Unity. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sandisk Cruzer 32GB flash drive. I have N53SV Laptop with 16 GB RAM and an nVidia card, and ...
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Suspend and hibernate not working and freezing Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and had some problems with suspend and hibernate. When I try to wake up from suspend the screen freezes on the login and the only thing that I can do is move the ...
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14.04 freezes after splash | Immediately after installing updates

Laptop is a Dell XPS 14 (L421x). i7 3517u with Nvidia GT630m, 14.04 LTS. I am using Intel graphics drivers for Linux, I don't remember if I used Nvidia drivers or not. Got prompted for updates last ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze i/o error

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have been getting periodic system hangups and freezes. When I press F1 it will display i/o errors and sometimes display "Failed Command: Read FPDMA Queued." What ...
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ubuntu 12.04 becomes unresponsive

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenevo B490. System: Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 Memory: 3.5GiB OS Type: 32-bit Disk: 305.8 GB It's a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Of ...
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screen freezes and looks scrambled after log in

I just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on one of my machines and the install was pretty smooth utill after I was done and it was time for me to log in. As soon as I logged in the screen freezes and looked ...